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Concepcion Towers and Ruined Wall

One thing about the missions spread throughout the Southwest United States is that they are very old stone structures and that they are in various stages of restoration. The old ruined wall at Concepcion stands in stark contrast to the basilica and bell towers. As well, the grounds are simply beautiful and yet these restored structures only shadow what the Spanish missions once were. I think this photo captures the heat of the day and the age in the rock wall that might have enclosed a garden three hundred years ago. My theme in many of the fotos posted here is the manner in which we remember places and events. Much like the term, “seared into memory” these images seek to tell a tale made of light and dark. One thing I’ve learned about photography over the years is that to snap the pix – you must be where the picture is. You gotta get up and go to where they are ~:0) VivaChas!


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John Cappello 18 May 2015

Sure is a Magnificent and classical graphic artwork.

Artist Reply: Thanks John ~ I love a nice point and shoot camera! ~;0) VivaChas!

jamie winter 20 Jul 2011

i dont know your porcess but it is incredible. color and texture is very very excellent. great explaniation

Artist Reply: Thanks Jamie - always a pleasure - I've always thought images required captions - after all we are the storytellers ~:0) VivaChas!

M Smith 04 Jul 2011

Such a beautiful photo and, as usual, your words are a perfect match!

Artist Reply: Thanks M - love to make the photos - you are too kind to me - thanks again ~:0) VivaChas!